The National, Thursday 18th April 2013
MADANG Governor Jim Kas moved into his office yesterday following a ceremony outside the Madang provincial government area.
Kas (pictured) with wife Theresa both dressed in PNG-colour attire were greeted by local level government presidents, public servants and members of the public.
Kas has been operating outside while renovations were carried out.
He said he was ready to serve the people of Madang.
He warned the people that there was a small group of Madang public servants going around making illegal deals and using public funds.
Kas said this group of public servants claim was claiming allowances and commissions from contractors.
He will ask the provincial treasurer to give him a weekly report on how funds are spent.
His office will also closely monitor the K30 million allocated to it and warned public servants planning to use it for illegal deals to think twice.
He is also acting as president of five local level governments. Two were terminated for not resigning to contest the 2012 general election, two quit because of personal problems and one passed away.
He plans to create office spaces for LLG presidents and MPs in the Sir Bato Bultin complex “so Madang people pay a one-stop visit to all politicians they wish to see”.
He encouraged public servants to work with him in moving Madang forward.
“I will steer Madang out of stormy waters and that is my promise to you all,” Kas said.